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Kathleen Savio

Kathleen Savio
The third wife of Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson, Savio, 40, was discovered by neighbors in her home in an empty bathtub with a 1-inch gash on the back of her scalp in 2004. Savio and Peterson were divorced, but the details of the divorce settlement were weeks away from being finalized when she died. Her death originally was ruled an accidental drowning, but authorities later said it was a homicide staged to look like an accident. Peterson is now in jail on murder charges in the death, and has pleaded not guilty.
The third wife of Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson, Savio, 40, was discovered by neighbors in her home in an empty bathtub with a 1-inch gash on the back of her scalp in 2004. Savio and Peterson were divorced, but the details of the divorce settlement were weeks away from being finalized when she died. Her death originally was ruled an accidental drowning, but authorities later said it was a homicide staged to look like an accident. Peterson is now in jail on murder charges in the death, and has pleaded not guilty. « Show less

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  • Drew Peterson police pension hearing begins in Bolingbrook

    Drew Peterson police pension hearing begins in Bolingbrook
    Bolingbrook officials held a hearing Friday to determine whether former Sgt. Drew Peterson should lose his annual $79,000 police pension after being convicted of murdering his wife, but they haven't come to any conclusions yet.
  • Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case

    Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case
    Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his third wife's death, will stand trial in southern Illinois this summer. A Randolph County judge on Tuesday set a...

    Drew Peterson to return to court over murder-for-hire allegations

    Drew Peterson to return to court over murder-for-hire allegations
    Drew Peterson will be back in a downstate courtroom Tuesday morning, as prosecutors lay out their case against him in an alleged murder-for-hire plot targeting Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow. Peterson, 61, was accused last month of...

    For retired police officer, Father's Day an affair of the heart

    For retired police officer, Father's Day an affair of the heart
    The Illinois State Police captain was used to taking command in high-profile cases, among them overseeing dozens of officers in the investigation that led to the arrest of former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson. But in September, when a life-...

    Drew Peterson, expected to file appeal next month, has a lot to say

    Drew Peterson, expected to file appeal next month, has a lot to say
    Drew Peterson is expected to formally challenge his conviction next month — and his attorneys apparently have plenty to say about it. Peterson's lawyers recently submitted their third request for permission to exceed the 50-page limit imposed on...